Was this a green budget?

Podcast
Was this a green budget?

In this episode, Sam Alvis, our head of Green Renewal, interviews the economist Dimitri Zenghelis about the chancellor's announcements in the budget and what they might mean for the prospect of a green recovery. 

Listen to this podcast and more podcast episodes

For more insight, read our post-budget briefing.

Budget 2021

Our post-budget briefing
Budget 2021
"The Treasury is moving in a greener direction, but very slowly," says Sam Alvis, head of Green Renewal

On Wednesday 3rd March, the chancellor delivered his budget speech with announcements on a new National Infrastructure Bank, a green mandate for the Bank of England, but no mention of the Green Homes Grant.

Read our post-budget briefing for more insights

Green Renewal

An economic recovery with climate and nature at its heart
Green Renewal
The pandemic has hit communities and businesses across the UK. But in our economic recovery, we have an opportunity to tackle the climate crisis and restore nature to both bring jobs now, and be resilient to economic shocks in the long term.

In the year we host the G7 and the Glasgow climate summit, our Green Renewal project is bringing together voices in business and civil society to ensure the government takes this opportunity. A green renewal is a more positive future, we have to act now to reach it.

The case against new coal mines in the UK

Publication
The case against new coal mines in the UK

The UK has a legally binding target to reach net zero by 2050, so why are we still opening new coal mines?

This policy insight, written by a group of academics, explores why the the planned coal mine in Cumbria is an unnecessary development that will hold up the decarbonisation of the steel industry.

Read the report: The case against new coal mines in the UK

Our recent achievements and future plans

Annual review 2019-20
Our recent achievements and future plans

"Green Alliance’s way of achieving change: a combination of original thinking, firmly rooted in evidence and powerful coalition building." Shaun Spiers, executive director, Green Alliance

From running the largest ever mass parliamentary lobby on climate change and influencing the post-Brexit environmental settlement, to proposing system fixes to solve plastic pollution, 2019-20 was a busy year for Green Alliance.

Find out more about our recent work in our Annual review 2019-20

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